Olmsted County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division
The Olmsted County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division is a highly technical and creative division that provides the following:
- Develops and maintains spatial data for county staff, the public, school districts, and local, state, and federal agencies
- Explore the Olmsted County Public Web Map to view Olmsted County spatial data.
- Supplies up to date, accurate, and open-source GIS data, captivating and functional static maps, and dynamic and robust interactive web maps.
- Visit Olmsted County GIS Services to shop in the data catalog for data, maps, and web maps.
- Coordinates with county departments and outside agencies in creating functional databases, developing static or interactive mapping, and overall GIS project integration
- Ensures all spatial data is up to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard and is secure
To learn more about the Olmsted County GIS Division, explore the Olmsted County GIS Story Map.
Important notice: Our office is closed to the public until further notice.
Olmsted County is taking emergency measures needed to contain and control the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Planning Department’s web page for a listing of current services provided.
Interactive GIS Web Maps
The Olmsted County GIS Division manages two separate web maps. Both function the same; the only difference between the two is the level of detail in the data and tools available for use.
To learn more about web map options available, please view the information below:
- Olmsted County Public Web Map
- Available for anyone to use
- View the Olmsted County Public Web Map to explore this data
- Olmsted County Subscriber Web Map
- Available for a one-time fee
- Contains a Data Extract tool which allows subscribers to download a list of current property owners and addresses
- Purchase the Olmsted County Subscriber Web Map to explore this data and use this tool
GIS Applications and Fees
Applications that have a GIS-component are to be submitted to the GIS Division of the Olmsted County Planning Department. The following applications available are as follows:
- Plat applications
- Preliminary, re-subdivision, and final
- Metes & Bounds applications
- Final plat, individual request, change of address
- Roadway Name Change application
To access application forms and fee information, please visit GIS & E911 Addressing Applications and Fees.
History around Resolution No. 09-28 E911 Addressing and GIS Impact Fees is documented below:
In 1994, the GIS Division of Olmsted County completed the E911 Addressing Project. This consisted of assigning E911 addresses to all structures within Olmsted County and installing roadway name signs for the E911 Emergency System. On March 15, 1994, the Olmsted County Board passed Resolution No. 94-53, which supported continuing the effort to promote and maintain procedures for E911 Addressing. In response to this resolution, the GIS Division developed a GIS to create and maintain parcel, E911 address, and roadway information for the entire county; this data is frequently updated. To recover a portion of the costs for maintaining the E911 Addressing and the GIS, the County of Olmsted established by ordinance the fees pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 373.41 et seq., after holding a public hearing on April 28, 2009.